NYSTEA 2014 TRANSPORTATION EQUITY CONFERENCE

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SAVE THE DATE!

The 3rd Annual NYSTEA Transportation Equity Conference
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DATE + TIME
March 19, 2014
10:00am – 4:00pm
Free and Open to the Public
Light breakfast and lunch will be provided

LOCATION
The Albany Room
One Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242

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Travel scholarships are available but space is limited. Please contact us soon to reserve a space.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

A one-day event bringing together advocates, practitioners, policy-makers, and transit-riders from around the state to discuss and organize for equity in local and regional transportation.




CONFERENCE AGENDA AND SPEAKERS


9:30 – 10:00 AM
Coffee and Registration

10:00 – 10:15 AM
Opening Statement and Audience Introductions

10:15 – 11:15 AM
The Future of Funding for Mass Transit in NY State: Reversing the trend of inadequate and unequal revenue
Panel Discussion and Q+A
– Veronica Vanterpool, Executive Director, Tri-State Transportation Campaign
– Ron Epstein, Chief Financial Officer, NY State Department of Transportation
– James F. Brennan, NYS Assembly, 44th District (Chair, Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions)
– Bob Zerillo, New York Public Transportation Association

11:15 – 11:55 AM
Affordable Housing and Equitable Transit Oriented Development (ETOD): Preventing Displacement and Creating Opportunity
Presentation and Q+A
– Peter Fleischer, Executive Director, Empire State Future
– Bob Galvin (AICP), Vice-chair, Washingtonville Housing Alliance, and Village Planner, Village of Mamaroneck

11:55 – 1:00 PM
Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:10 PM
NYSTEA Coalition Member Presentations: How the grassroots are reinventing transportation in Long Island, Syracuse, Buffalo, Poughkeepsie, and NYC
Presentations and Q+A
– Nadine Lemmon, Albany Legislative Advocate, Tri-State Transportation Campaign
– Blair Goodman, Organizer, Community Voices Heard (Poughkeepsie)
– Anita Halasz, Executive Director, Long Island Jobs with Justice
– Pete King, The Partnership for Onondaga Creek (Syracuse)
– Louis Bailey, Community Organizer, Transit Riders Action Committee (NYC)
– Doug Funke, President, Citizens for Regional Transit (Buffalo)

2:10 – 3:00 PM
Transit Manufacturing and Economic Opportunity in NY: How procuring NY’s transit equipment from local manufacturers can create jobs and improve transit service
Panel Discussion and Q+A
– Cecil Corbin-Mark, Deputy Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
– Emily Goldstein, Statewide Organizer, Alliance for Greater New York
– John Lyons, President, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1179
– John E. Lacey, Assistant President, General Directing Chairman, International Association of Machinists (IAM), District 19 (Hornell, NY)

3:00 – 3:50 PM
Safe Walking and Biking for All: Ensuring disadvantaged communities have access to well-designed bike/ped infrastructure
Panel Discussion and Q+A
– Aurash Khawarzad, Policy Advocacy Coordinator, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
– Leah Golby, City of Albany Common Council, Ward 10
– Fran Gotcsik, New Yorkers for Active Transportation
– Jessame Hanus, The Biking Public Project
– Sarah Timmins DeGregory, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Brooklyn District Public Health Office

3:50 – 4:00 PM
Closing Remarks







FOR QUESTIONS CONTACT

Aurash Khawarzad, Policy Advocacy Coordinator, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
aurash@weact.org
(212) 961-1000 ext. 312